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September, 28, 2016

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'Missing' HK bookseller speaks out over detention, says 'rights violated'
A Hong Kong bookseller known for selling titles critical of Beijing told Thursday how he was blindfolded and kept in a tiny cell by the mainland Chinese authorities after going missing eight months ago.
 
A member of a kidnap gang that abducted a Hong Kong heiress for a multimillion U.S. dollar ransom was jailed for 12 years Thursday after what the judge described as a "terrible ordeal" for the victim.
 
Lancome faces growing anger and protests in HK
Cosmetics giant Lancome closed some of its outlets in Hong Kong Wednesday as protesters gathered at a major mall after the company cancelled a concert featuring a local singer critical of China.
 
A Hong Kong protester told Wednesday how he was kicked and punched during pro-democracy rallies in 2014 as seven police officers stood trial over the attack, which was captured on film and beamed around the world.
 
Hong Kong student leader Wong acquitted
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was acquitted Tuesday over an anti-China protest in the first of a series of cases against him to reach a verdict.
 
French cosmetics company Lancome has sparked a backlash in Hong Kong after it canceled a promotional concert featuring a singer known for pro-democracy views, with many accusing it of caving to political pressure from Beijing.
 
Hong Kong culled 4,500 birds on Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market.
 
Thousands at HK Tiananmen vigil despite boycott
Tens of thousands gathered Saturday for Hong Kong's commemoration of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown despite many young activists turning their backs on the candlelit vigil as calls grow for greater autonomy from China.
 
A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was sentenced to five weeks in prison Monday after he was found guilty of assaulting and resisting officers during mass rallies in 2014 when he splashed liquid on police.
 
HK protester found 'guilty' of assaulting police
A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who was allegedly beaten by police in an attack captured by television cameras and beamed around the world was found guilty Thursday of assaulting and resisting police officers.
 
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